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MAKE DESIGN MATTER - February Talk - Article 25

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Our February talk will be delivered by Bea Sennewald, Director of Projects at Article 25. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with invited guests.

BETHEL SECONDARY SCHOOL, BURKINA FASO

The Bethel School in Gourcy was one of the few places where 450 children could attend secondary school but prior to construction of the new campus, it was severely overcrowded with 4 children sharing a single desk in many classrooms. The existing two-storey concrete buildings were dark and very hot. We teamed up with Giving Africa and the local mission Association Evangélique d’Appui et Développement (AEAD) to design and build five new classrooms, three vocational teaching spaces, as well as outdoor teaching space, a library, latrines and changing rooms for sports. The new construction increased the school places from 480 to 1000. The new buildings have been designed to make indoor spaces comfortable despite the harsh climate which sees 45˚C temperatures in summer.

Make Design Matter is a series of monthly inspirational talks for humanitarians.

Article 25, in partnership with the BRE Trust and venue host NLA, are bringing together outstanding design professionals who work to support the most vulnerable in society across the developing world. These inspiring monthly panel discussions consider the pursuit of progressive, sustainable architecture which focus on the communities they serve.

Meet the architects and designers at the forefront of creative and positive change in building design for international development.

Article 25 is a small charity that relies on the support of built environment professionals and others to help fund our work. Please make a donation in support of our work.